Tour the interiors of homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his Prairie School colleagues. JUST ANNOUNCED - Bonus: William Winslow House.
William Winslow House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1894)
Wright’s first major commission as an independent architect after leaving Adler and Sullivan. Winslow House stands at the threshold of Prairie style. More >
Harry S. Adams House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1913)
This classic Prairie house was Frank Lloyd Wright’s final Oak Park commission.
Thomas Gale House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1892)
An early Wright bootleg house distills Queen Anne design elements to their essential geometry.
Harry and Louisa Goodrich House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1896)
Wright's take on the popular Queen Anne style, meticulously restored and showcasing a new conservatory addition.
William E. Drummond House (William E. Drummond, 1910)
The personal residence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s key associate, inspired by Wright’s Fireproof House.
Mary Greenlees Yerkes House (John S. Van Bergen, 1913)
A creative interpretation of Wright’s Fireproof House features original fixtures and built-ins.
River Forest Women's Club (William E. Drummond & Louis Guenzel, 1913)
Former Women's Club by Wright's chief draftsman, innovatively transformed to residential use.
Charles J. Barr House (William E. Drummond & Louis Guenzel, 1912)
Distinctly Prairie style, with an efficient floor plan highlighted by a grand central fireplace.
Telfer MacArthur House (Charles White & Bertram A. Weber, 1928)
A beautifully appointed Arts and Crafts-influenced home with a dramatic two-story addition.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1889/1898)
An architectural laboratory for Wright's experiments with space.
Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908-10)
A masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture.
Open Sunday, May 22 for Wright Plus tours 9 am - 5 pm.
River Forest United Methodist Church (William E. Drummond, 1913)
Wright Plus Tour Site, Prairie School Exhibit, Oasis
The only church designed by Drummond in River Forest, IL.
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AN ARCHITECTURAL HOUSEWALK IN OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS
Join us for Wright Plus 2016, the Great American Housewalk on Saturday, May 21. Tour spectacular living spaces, experience history and enjoy a festive day with visitors from around the world.
WHAT IS THE WRIGHT PLUS HOUSEWALK?
Wright Plus is the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual housewalk, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Guests enjoy tours of spectacular residences, learn about their history and architecture, and share a fun-filled day with Wright and architecture enthusiasts.
The featured homes are within a 3-mile radius. Walk or hop on a shuttle trolley (included with admission) to get to the homes.
WHY ATTEND THIS YEAR?
The featured homes, from the surprising Winslow House (1893-94) that foretells Wright’s mature Prairie style, to his last Oak Park commission the elegant Adams House (1913), offer a rare opportunity to experience the complete arc of Wright’s Prairie years. The Winslow House, Wright’s first independent commission, is on Wright Plus for the first time in 39 years.
Nine private residences (see slide show above), including four designed by Wright, PLUS buildings by Drummond, Van Bergen, White and Byrne – all eminent architects who started their careers in Wright’s Oak Park Studio, present the best of the Prairie School of architecture. In addition, your Wright Plus ticket includes admission to the iconic Robie House as well as the Wright Home and Studio.
WHEN IS WRIGHT PLUS 2016?
Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Wright Plus is held in the historic Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright spent the first twenty – and most prolific – years of his career in Oak Park, where the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio stands. Oak Park and neighboring River Forest have the highest number of Wright-designed residences in the world. The Home and Studio at 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, is the Orientation Center for the Wright Plus housewalk.
ARE THERE OTHER PROGRAMS RELATED TO WRIGHT PLUS?
Many guests make it a full weekend of architecture and design experiences by attending our programs the day before and after the housewalk. Sign up for an excursion to the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, the home and workplace of Wright’s associate Alfonso Ianelli. Tour architect Barry Byrne’s innovative St. Thomas the Apostle Church and attend a lecture.
For the ultimate all-access invitation to one-of-a-kind architecture experiences, opt for the Ultimate Plus Weekend Package.
Questions? Our Frequently Asked Questions page will answer most questions, including ticket information, housewalk logistics, directions and transportation, lodging, dining and shopping.
Wright Plus proceeds support the restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.
Photographs of private homes by James Caulfield.